UAB leads ambitious COVID-19 testing program of Alabama college students with help from Bruno Event Team

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COVID testing. Photo via Sharron Swain for Bham Now

If you were going to organize and conduct 200,000 COVID-19 tests on incoming and returning Alabama college students before they start classes in August – who are two of the state’s best institutions to do such a job? 

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UAB receives $1M Federal grant for telehealth services

Telehealth call with Dr. Carol Smith of Birmingham Allergy & Asthma. Photo via Bham Now

In the age of social distancing, being able to speak with a doctor from the comfort of your own home is a luxury we can all use. That’s why the Federal Communications Commission has awarded UAB with a $1 million grant to help improve their telehealth capabilities. Here’s how that money will be used.

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UAB opens specialized COVID clinic in downtown Birmingham

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CDC’s laboratory test kit for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Photo via CDC’s website

UAB is making strides to keep patients safe and help stop the spread of COVID-19. Get all of the details on UAB’s new specialized COVID clinic open now in downtown Birmingham, plus find out how you can contribute to the cause and support them now!

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Birmingham enacts first “shelter in place” ordinance to combat COVID-19 in Alabama

“Evidence is overwhelming that Jefferson County and beyond has been experiencing rapid community spread of COVID-19.” ~ Sarah Nafziger, co-chair of the UAB Emergency Management Comittee at March 24, 2020 news conference with the City of Birmingham. Screenshot of the news conference on YouTube taken by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Yesterday, the Birmingham City Council approved the first “shelter in place” ordinance to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Alabama. The order goes into effect immediately and runs until April 3.

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New Coronavirus testing site opened in downtown Birmingham—here’s what you need to know

The testing site in downtown Birmingham. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Birmingham-area hospitals, the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Jefferson County Department of Health have teamed up to offer testing for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) starting Monday, March 23.

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“Physician moms” holding masks and PPE Drive at Homewood Library, Sun. March 22, 9-3

Volunteers at the Physicians Mom group mask and PPE Drive at the Homewood Library, on March 21, 2020. Photo courtesy of Kellie Tapley

Looking for a way to help health care professionals prepare for the COVID-19 crisis? Support a mask and PPE  (Personal Protection Equipment) Drive this Sunday, March 22, 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Homewood Library – 1721 Oxmoor Rd, Birmingham, AL 35209.

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Study by UAB’s Dr. Huh shows HPV vaccine helps prevent cervical cancer

Female doctor in the lab at UAB with vaccine
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A recent study showed supporting evidence of a vaccine that can eliminate the majority of cervical cancer cases. The primary author of the study, Dr. Huh, is the professor and director of the UAB Division of Gynecologic Oncology.

Warner Huh, M.D., is also a senior scientist at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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